Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Fresh Start - 2016

It's time to get back in the swing of things with my blog!  This past year has been more than challenging - in a variety of ways - but God is good and my hope is in Him. So I am off to a good start with the new year and want to catch up on the hodge-podge of life since I last posted.

First of all, the little princess is GROWING!!!!
She's up to eleven pounds, rolling over, smiling, and just generally being cute.
We all adore her!

Courtney arrived from Alabama for Christmas and was overjoyed to meet and spend 
time with her little niece.

Jonathan arrived and enjoyed meeting Elenna, too!

Let's see what else went on over the Christmas Break.....

Courtney and the boys made the obligatory batch of sugar cookies and decorated them.

Lots of board games were played!

Courtney and Rachel did a workout together while Elenna looked on.
This is the post-workout collapse!

We enjoyed gift-giving on Christmas Day!

Isaac got a new bike!

Elenna is excited to *chew* on her new book!

A BIG Gatorade for a BIG brother!

We took family picures!

Courtney and I said, "Enough is Enough" to Rachel..........

We took her captive and got her ears pierced.
She did great!

We went to our favorite Mexican restaurant so that Courtney could get the
salsa flowing back in her veins!

Everyone enjoyed playing TWISTER - thanks to Jonathan!

So, that's a quick recap of our Christmas and New Year's break.

I will leave you with two more pictures of Elenna!

Happy New Year everyone!  

May your year be a blessed one full of God's
many blessings!


  1. Happy New Year! It looks like you had a great time with family and that granddaughter...what an adorable little girl. I loved the pictures.

  2. It's so much fun to see how your family is growing and changing. That last picture is total sweetness. :)